The Navijo Origin Legend

The Navijo Origin Legend
  Copy


More Options: Make a Folding Card




Storyboard Description

This storyboard does not have a description.

Storyboard Text

  • On the morning of the twelfth day the people washed themselves well. The women dried themselves with yellow cornmeal; the men with white cornmeal
  • Soon after the ablutions were completed they heard the distant call of the approaching gods.
  • ¨HOOOOOOOOONNNNNK¨
  • The gods appeared, Blue Body and Black Body each carried a sacred buckskin. White Body carried two ears of corn, one yellow, one white, each covered at the end completely with grains.  
  • The gods laid one buckskin on the ground, on this they placed the two ears of corn, under the white ear they put the feather of a white eagle, under the yellow ear the feather of a yellow eagle,  and over the corn they spread the other buckskin
  • They told the people to stand at a distance and allow the wind to enter, The white ear of corn had been changed into a man, the yellow ear into a woman. It was the wind that gave them life. It is the wind that comes out of our mouths now that gives us life. When this ceases to blow we die. In the skin at the tips of our fingers we see the trail of the wind; it shows us where the wind blew when our ancestors were created.
  • The pair thus crated were First Man and First Woman. The gods directed the people to build an enclosure of brushwood for the pair. When the enclosure was finished, First Man and First Woman entered it, and the gods said to them: “Live together now as husband and wife.”
Explore Our Articles and Examples

Try Our Other Websites!

Photos for Class – Search for School-Safe, Creative Commons Photos (It Even Cites for You!)
Quick Rubric – Easily Make and Share Great-Looking Rubrics
abcBABYart – Create Custom Nursery Art